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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

2001 Jaguar XJ-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 3 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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Simon writes:
2001 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review


It’s a Jaguar, great engine, ride, looks comfort, silent running, stereo. Pick of the bunch would be a 2002 dark Blue with Celtic alloys.  


Early engines have Nikasil issues (until about sept 2000), all engines are susceptible to timing chain tensioner issues, they are about the 3rd revision now…  Some designs of water pump have impellors that just snap… If the thermostat blows (they jam shut!) you may cook the engine….    
Costly Jaguar dealers and joke prices, - use specialists instead.  
But trust me, do your research and you can avoid all this.  


0-60 In Under 7 Seconds And 4 Up -its No Grandads Car! — This is a 150 MPH autobahn killer lets not beat about the bush. Available with 2 engines in the UK there is a 3.2 and a 4 litre V8. The 4 litre is the clear choice, 0-60 appears in a rapid 6 and a bit seconds and tops out at 150MPH. The 4 litre has very similar MPg to the 3.2. There is no wind noise or road noise even at 120-130 MPH. If you have a motorway commute this is the car for you. Remember new these cars were £45,000 to £55,000 (1998-2003 production run) so you can expect parts and servicing to cost a little more than a ford etc. Converted to gas, like mine is these are a very viable car.

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Andrew writes:
2001 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Sedan Review


relaxed, confident in any conditions, endless power, few people would know it's not new




Classic English Elegance, Seldom Overtaken — This is the last of the lower XJ series and has a more purposeful and balanced look than the later version. Everything just works quietly, whether it is in a slow queue or cruising at 120+ on a motorway, which means you get in at one end and get out at the other quite relaxed. When it's clean you can park it next to anything with pride if you don't mind being a little dated in others' eyes.

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Allan writes:
2001 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review


Beautiful styling, comfort, performance and economy..Ride and handling


Wind noise from around doors, testament to old structure, feels a little fragile.. Plastic Wood is unforgivable in a Jaguar


Xj Exec. — I bought this model as it really looks like the lst of the Traditional XJ's.. Don't get me wrong, the X350 is a cracking car, and yes, I'll get one eventually.. But the styling of the X300-X308 is the last of the 'long low' saloons... So far (6 weeks) I like her a lot... Niggling quality issues over the build quality compared to my BWM 728i are glaringly obvious, and it is safe to say that although I love the ride and handling, there is no denying that the 'basic architecture' of this car is heavily revised XJ40 from 1986... A couple of interesting faults have occurred.. Drivers seat suddenly has no power, but memory module if fine, as steering wheel height and dor mirror memory works fine.. And the car diagnostic system has decided that a 2001 car done 58000 miles seems to need 2 new catalytic converters.. Which my mecahanic disputes, as it has just passed it's emissions test...?! Anyway, It is beautiful, comfortable in a 'snug and cosseting' in a way the 728i never was.. Has character like the BMW never had, and the V8 and 5 speed auto are wonderful..Have also had 28.8 mpg which is excellent.. Am I happy with her.. Ultimately yes, but the BMW 728i was efficient (if clinical) and nothing serious broke or acted up.. Time will tell if the love affair lasts.....

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